I was learning Chinese when I was in middle school. It was one of the mandatory subjects that I had to learn in school. I had no interest in learning Chinese at that moment, but my teacher made me realize the importance of Chinese. It was when I was preparing my speech for the mid term that I knew I had improved my speaking skills. I could never speak Mandarin before I took that class. For over three months I was following my teacher’s directions and did almost every assignment she gave to us. I learned from how to introduce my name in Chinese to explaining what a story in Chinese says. Even if I didn’t keep up with my Chinese skills, I still feel the importance of learning it again. I still remember vividly how satisfied I was after presenting the speech in front of my teacher and the classmates. If it wasn’t for the enthusiastic teacher, I could not even feel the need to learn Chinese.